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Picture from Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Cemetery, McKees Rocks, PA #general

Linda Shefler
 

I am attempting to learn the father's name of the wife of my ggg uncle as I
believe that she and my gg grandmother were sisters. I've exhausted all
other resources and my last hope is that his name is inscribed on her
headstone. Is there someone who might be going to Beth Hamedrash Hagadol
Cemetery in McKees Rocks who would be willing to take a picture of the
headstone? I have the exact location.

I would be most appreciative!!

Thanks,
Linda Silverman Shefler
Formerly of Cary, NC
Presently living in Moshav Mishmeret


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Picture from Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Cemetery, McKees Rocks, PA #general

Linda Shefler
 

I am attempting to learn the father's name of the wife of my ggg uncle as I
believe that she and my gg grandmother were sisters. I've exhausted all
other resources and my last hope is that his name is inscribed on her
headstone. Is there someone who might be going to Beth Hamedrash Hagadol
Cemetery in McKees Rocks who would be willing to take a picture of the
headstone? I have the exact location.

I would be most appreciative!!

Thanks,
Linda Silverman Shefler
Formerly of Cary, NC
Presently living in Moshav Mishmeret


Travel from shtetl to port #general

Howard Relles <rellesh@...>
 

I'm looking for anyone's suggestions of where to find
general or detailed information about overland travel
across Europe >from eastern European shtetl to port of
embarkation during the 1890-1910 time frame: wagon,
horseback, trains, cost, currencies, etc.

Dr. Howard M. Relles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Travel from shtetl to port #general

Howard Relles <rellesh@...>
 

I'm looking for anyone's suggestions of where to find
general or detailed information about overland travel
across Europe >from eastern European shtetl to port of
embarkation during the 1890-1910 time frame: wagon,
horseback, trains, cost, currencies, etc.

Dr. Howard M. Relles


Wedding Venues in NYC in 1938 #general

EEllman@...
 

My grand-parents, who lived in East New York in Brooklyn,
were married in 1938 at a place called Chateau d'Or. Does anyone
know where this place is/was?

Eric J. Ellman
N. Bethesda, MD
Searching: ELLMAN (Minkovtsy, Ukraine), KOTZEN (Riga, Latvia),
KREIGER (Keidani, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia), ROSENBERG (Lomza, Poland;
or Lask, Poland;
or Tarnograd, Poland), FAGIN (Dvinsk, Latvia), GREENBERG (Rzeszew)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wedding Venues in NYC in 1938 #general

EEllman@...
 

My grand-parents, who lived in East New York in Brooklyn,
were married in 1938 at a place called Chateau d'Or. Does anyone
know where this place is/was?

Eric J. Ellman
N. Bethesda, MD
Searching: ELLMAN (Minkovtsy, Ukraine), KOTZEN (Riga, Latvia),
KREIGER (Keidani, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia), ROSENBERG (Lomza, Poland;
or Lask, Poland;
or Tarnograd, Poland), FAGIN (Dvinsk, Latvia), GREENBERG (Rzeszew)


Fw: Death certificate of Abraham Herscovitch #general

Helen Nussbaum Reiss <hreiss@...>
 

Hi Researchers:

I am hoping that a researcher in Montreal can look up a
death certicate of Abraham Herscovitch who died on May 27, 1935
for me?

I would look up one in Toronto for them.

Contact me. Thank you,

Helen Reiss
HReiss@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fw: Death certificate of Abraham Herscovitch #general

Helen Nussbaum Reiss <hreiss@...>
 

Hi Researchers:

I am hoping that a researcher in Montreal can look up a
death certicate of Abraham Herscovitch who died on May 27, 1935
for me?

I would look up one in Toronto for them.

Contact me. Thank you,

Helen Reiss
HReiss@...


Re: [JPolesie] Jewish Polesie Meeting at the IAJGS/Chicago Conference #belarus

Itzhak Epstein
 

Genealogists with Jewish roots in Polesie will gather at 6:30 PM on
Monday August 18. Anybody with genealogical interests in the area
stretching >from the vicinity of Pinsk westward to the current Polish
border is welcome.

The gathering place will be identified on the conference's physical
bulletin board. >from there we will go out to dinner. Once in
Chicago, I will identify the most appropriate place to gather and the
best place to meet and eat.

If you can suggest an appropriate gathering place and/or a suitable
eating/meeting place, please contact me offlist.

I am uncertain about the opportunity to network similarly at the
Belarus luncheon on Thursday. If possible, we should follow up there
on the Monday meeting.


Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:iegen@...>


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: [JPolesie] Jewish Polesie Meeting at the IAJGS/Chicago Conference #belarus

Itzhak Epstein
 

Genealogists with Jewish roots in Polesie will gather at 6:30 PM on
Monday August 18. Anybody with genealogical interests in the area
stretching >from the vicinity of Pinsk westward to the current Polish
border is welcome.

The gathering place will be identified on the conference's physical
bulletin board. >from there we will go out to dinner. Once in
Chicago, I will identify the most appropriate place to gather and the
best place to meet and eat.

If you can suggest an appropriate gathering place and/or a suitable
eating/meeting place, please contact me offlist.

I am uncertain about the opportunity to network similarly at the
Belarus luncheon on Thursday. If possible, we should follow up there
on the Monday meeting.


Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:iegen@...>


"Erased" by Omer Bartov - Book Sale and Signing #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia will be selling copies of the book: "Erased:
Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present Day Ukraine" by
leading Holocaust scholar Omer Bartov at the IAJGS conference.

Sales will take place on Monday, August 18, at the Gesher Galicia
luncheon (12:30PM), after Bartov's lecture on that topic (2:00PM -
3:30PM), and throughout our GG SIG meeting (3:30P - 6:30P) -- all
in Ballroom D.

The books are $20 each -- cash only -- and Professor Bartov will be
available to sign your copy throughout the afternoon.

In "Erased" what begins as a deeply personal chronicle of the
Holocaust in his mother's hometown of Buchach -- in former Eastern
Galicia -- carries Bartov on a journey across the region and back
through history. In this poignant travelogue Bartov visits twenty
Ukrainian towns, recreating the histories of the vibrant Jewish and
Polish communities who once lived there.

Anyone not attending the conference who wants to purchase a signed
copy, please contact me privately for ordering, shipping pricing and
details (international fine.)

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia "Erased" by Omer Bartov - Book Sale and Signing #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia will be selling copies of the book: "Erased:
Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present Day Ukraine" by
leading Holocaust scholar Omer Bartov at the IAJGS conference.

Sales will take place on Monday, August 18, at the Gesher Galicia
luncheon (12:30PM), after Bartov's lecture on that topic (2:00PM -
3:30PM), and throughout our GG SIG meeting (3:30P - 6:30P) -- all
in Ballroom D.

The books are $20 each -- cash only -- and Professor Bartov will be
available to sign your copy throughout the afternoon.

In "Erased" what begins as a deeply personal chronicle of the
Holocaust in his mother's hometown of Buchach -- in former Eastern
Galicia -- carries Bartov on a journey across the region and back
through history. In this poignant travelogue Bartov visits twenty
Ukrainian towns, recreating the histories of the vibrant Jewish and
Polish communities who once lived there.

Anyone not attending the conference who wants to purchase a signed
copy, please contact me privately for ordering, shipping pricing and
details (international fine.)

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...


Re: pre-1826 records #poland

garymaher@juno.com <garymaher@...>
 

This may be true in some areas but not in all. In some areas, the 1808-
1825 records cataloged by the LDS as "Catholic" are in fact civil records.
I know this because some towns have church records that overlap those
edates (e.g. baptisms (not births), 1800-1840), some of which are in
Latin.

Gary Maher

-- "JRI-Poland digest" <jri-pl@...> wrote:
Civil registration in most parts of Poland began in 1808 Until 1825,
vital records (including Jewish records) were kept in Catholic parish
registers.


JRI Poland #Poland RE: pre-1826 records #poland

garymaher@juno.com <garymaher@...>
 

This may be true in some areas but not in all. In some areas, the 1808-
1825 records cataloged by the LDS as "Catholic" are in fact civil records.
I know this because some towns have church records that overlap those
edates (e.g. baptisms (not births), 1800-1840), some of which are in
Latin.

Gary Maher

-- "JRI-Poland digest" <jri-pl@...> wrote:
Civil registration in most parts of Poland began in 1808 Until 1825,
vital records (including Jewish records) were kept in Catholic parish
registers.


Looking for living relatives of Morris LEVIN and Sophie SIEGEL LEVIN of Minsk #belarus

Ara Morenberg <amorenberg@...>
 

I have just discovered that when my great grandparents
(Max SCHERPER and Sophie LEVIN) and grandmother (Ida
SCHERPER)crossed the border in New Brunswick, Canada
on March 1, 1900, their destination was to my great
grandmother's brother, Morris (Movshe or Moses) LEVIN
and his wife Sophie (Sorah) SIEGEL's home at 118 E.
98th Street in Manhattan.

This is what I know so far:

Morris was born in Minsk (actually
Ostroshitskiy-Gorodok) in 1873. According to SSDI, his
DOB is listed as February 15, 1873 and he died in
January 1968 in Manhasset, New York. Morris LEVIN and
Sophie SIEGEL were married on July 29, 1893 in New
York. In 1900, they resided at 118 E. 98th Street.
Morris' occupation was listed as "painter" and he and
Sophie had 1 living son, Charles, who was 6 years old
at the time, so born in 1894. Two other children had
not lived at that point.

In 1910, Morris and Sophie resided at 25 E. 99th
Street. Morris' occupation was listed as "mason" and
he and Sophie had 3 children (8 pregnancies): Charles
age 16, Frances age 11, and George age 9. Morris'
mother, Rose, lived with them, having arrived in
October 1909 after the death of her husband Abram in
April of 1909. Sophie and the 3 children had gone over
to get Rose and actually returned on October 5, 1909
on the USS Kronprinzessin Cecilie with Rose and
Morris' brother, Philip (Faibish), who was born in
1882.

In 1920, Morris and Sophie resided at 245 Ridge (Road,
Drive or Street) in Richmond Hill in Queens. Morris'
occupation was listed as "builder" and he and Sophie
lived with Charles age 26 (a physician), Frances age
19, and George age 16. Sophie's widowed mother,
Frances "Fralka" Siegel, lived with them and came into
the US in 1913.

In 1930, Morris and Sophie resided at 11708 (or 11768)
114th Avenue in Ozone Park in Queens. Morris'
occupation was listed as "builder" and he and Sophie
lived with Frances age 29, a law student, and George
age 26, a law clerk. Sophie's widowed brother Ernest,
a machinist, also lived with them, having emigrated to
the US in 1888.

If I have chosen the right SSDI records, I believe
that Charles born 4 July 1894 (I have record of his
date of birth being stated as 3 June 1894 in Minsk in
1909) passed away in December 1973 in Manhasset, New
York, and I believe George born April 26, 1903 died in
July 1976 with a zip code of 10023 in New York. Also,
Charles Morris Levin's WWII Draft Registration stated
his occupation as physician and his address as 107-05
Lefferts Boulevard in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York.
His mother, Sophie, lived with him and was listed as
the person who would always know his address.

If anyone has any knowledge of this LEVIN-SIEGEL
family, please contact me privately. Your help is much
appreciated.


Ara Morenberg
Pembroke Pines, FL

Researching:
Minsk, Ostroshitskiy-Gorodok: LEVIN, HERZOK, SIEGEL
Ushachi, Ulla, Beshenkowichi, Chashniki, Lepel,
Vitebsk: SHERPER/SERPER/SCHERPER, SAFRO/SAFFRO,
GUREVITZ/GUREVICH/HOROWITZ, BASEVICH


Belarus SIG #Belarus Looking for living relatives of Morris LEVIN and Sophie SIEGEL LEVIN of Minsk #belarus

Ara Morenberg <amorenberg@...>
 

I have just discovered that when my great grandparents
(Max SCHERPER and Sophie LEVIN) and grandmother (Ida
SCHERPER)crossed the border in New Brunswick, Canada
on March 1, 1900, their destination was to my great
grandmother's brother, Morris (Movshe or Moses) LEVIN
and his wife Sophie (Sorah) SIEGEL's home at 118 E.
98th Street in Manhattan.

This is what I know so far:

Morris was born in Minsk (actually
Ostroshitskiy-Gorodok) in 1873. According to SSDI, his
DOB is listed as February 15, 1873 and he died in
January 1968 in Manhasset, New York. Morris LEVIN and
Sophie SIEGEL were married on July 29, 1893 in New
York. In 1900, they resided at 118 E. 98th Street.
Morris' occupation was listed as "painter" and he and
Sophie had 1 living son, Charles, who was 6 years old
at the time, so born in 1894. Two other children had
not lived at that point.

In 1910, Morris and Sophie resided at 25 E. 99th
Street. Morris' occupation was listed as "mason" and
he and Sophie had 3 children (8 pregnancies): Charles
age 16, Frances age 11, and George age 9. Morris'
mother, Rose, lived with them, having arrived in
October 1909 after the death of her husband Abram in
April of 1909. Sophie and the 3 children had gone over
to get Rose and actually returned on October 5, 1909
on the USS Kronprinzessin Cecilie with Rose and
Morris' brother, Philip (Faibish), who was born in
1882.

In 1920, Morris and Sophie resided at 245 Ridge (Road,
Drive or Street) in Richmond Hill in Queens. Morris'
occupation was listed as "builder" and he and Sophie
lived with Charles age 26 (a physician), Frances age
19, and George age 16. Sophie's widowed mother,
Frances "Fralka" Siegel, lived with them and came into
the US in 1913.

In 1930, Morris and Sophie resided at 11708 (or 11768)
114th Avenue in Ozone Park in Queens. Morris'
occupation was listed as "builder" and he and Sophie
lived with Frances age 29, a law student, and George
age 26, a law clerk. Sophie's widowed brother Ernest,
a machinist, also lived with them, having emigrated to
the US in 1888.

If I have chosen the right SSDI records, I believe
that Charles born 4 July 1894 (I have record of his
date of birth being stated as 3 June 1894 in Minsk in
1909) passed away in December 1973 in Manhasset, New
York, and I believe George born April 26, 1903 died in
July 1976 with a zip code of 10023 in New York. Also,
Charles Morris Levin's WWII Draft Registration stated
his occupation as physician and his address as 107-05
Lefferts Boulevard in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York.
His mother, Sophie, lived with him and was listed as
the person who would always know his address.

If anyone has any knowledge of this LEVIN-SIEGEL
family, please contact me privately. Your help is much
appreciated.


Ara Morenberg
Pembroke Pines, FL

Researching:
Minsk, Ostroshitskiy-Gorodok: LEVIN, HERZOK, SIEGEL
Ushachi, Ulla, Beshenkowichi, Chashniki, Lepel,
Vitebsk: SHERPER/SERPER/SCHERPER, SAFRO/SAFFRO,
GUREVITZ/GUREVICH/HOROWITZ, BASEVICH


Re: Help with German translation on Hungarian record #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

wrote on 12 aug 2008 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I have the marriage record of Czilli STOSSEL to Israel DRESNER in
1859 >from Eger, Hungary. It is written in German. I would like to
have the occupations translated. To my very untrained eye they look
something like:

Kappel....sor
Stushwaye
Filsrbadurfliger
Bedürftiger = beggar

Pilsbedürftiger = [my reconstruction] a beggar for a Pilsner[=lager] beer


If anybody can make sense of these, please let me know. I can send a
copy of the image if needed.
Please show us on Viewmate:
<http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/>

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help with German translation on Hungarian record #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

wrote on 12 aug 2008 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I have the marriage record of Czilli STOSSEL to Israel DRESNER in
1859 >from Eger, Hungary. It is written in German. I would like to
have the occupations translated. To my very untrained eye they look
something like:

Kappel....sor
Stushwaye
Filsrbadurfliger
Bedürftiger = beggar

Pilsbedürftiger = [my reconstruction] a beggar for a Pilsner[=lager] beer


If anybody can make sense of these, please let me know. I can send a
copy of the image if needed.
Please show us on Viewmate:
<http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/>

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


Searching for Krausz / Kraus from Romanian Border city named Deta #romania

John V <jvlachos@...>
 

Hi all,

I am searching for relatives of Eugene Krausz, who was born in Deta, Romania
(which a one point was part of Hungary as well.) He had a brother who was a
journalist who was shot in their backyard by the Nazis (he was shot because
he had written anti-nazi material) and another brother Peter.

Eugene went to school & taught at the University of Bucharest / or Budapest
(I've tried to call them for records, no luck.) He then lived briefly in
France, and Germany.

Eugene moved to Cuba with his brother, sometime between 1940-1948. There,
Eugene became a professor at the University of Havana teaching foreign
languages. He was capable of speaking seven languages.

According to the marriage certificate to my grandmother, he was previously
married and divorced, so he may have another family out there. I've tried
contacting Romania (where the City of Deta now is) and has received no
information despite requests.

Trying to get information >from Cuba isn't easy either, I plan to visit soon.

I've created a website with full information:

http://www.thekrauszfamily.org

Any ideas?

Thanks,

John Vlachos


Romania SIG #Romania Searching for Krausz / Kraus from Romanian Border city named Deta #romania

John V <jvlachos@...>
 

Hi all,

I am searching for relatives of Eugene Krausz, who was born in Deta, Romania
(which a one point was part of Hungary as well.) He had a brother who was a
journalist who was shot in their backyard by the Nazis (he was shot because
he had written anti-nazi material) and another brother Peter.

Eugene went to school & taught at the University of Bucharest / or Budapest
(I've tried to call them for records, no luck.) He then lived briefly in
France, and Germany.

Eugene moved to Cuba with his brother, sometime between 1940-1948. There,
Eugene became a professor at the University of Havana teaching foreign
languages. He was capable of speaking seven languages.

According to the marriage certificate to my grandmother, he was previously
married and divorced, so he may have another family out there. I've tried
contacting Romania (where the City of Deta now is) and has received no
information despite requests.

Trying to get information >from Cuba isn't easy either, I plan to visit soon.

I've created a website with full information:

http://www.thekrauszfamily.org

Any ideas?

Thanks,

John Vlachos